On average, Americans eat 110 pounds of potatoes every year!
You can grow a potato plant from an actual potato called a “seed”
Potatoes were the FIRST FOOD grown in space! In 1995, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia. This marked the first time any food was ever grown in space.
They now come in a variety of colors and varieties:
Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium (medium, baked russet potato)
Potatoes are also cholesterol-free, low-sodium, fat-free and have fiber
Potatoes have more chromosomes than a human being!
Potatoes have eyes! It’s called a tuber, and it grows from the end of underground stems below the roots. Each tuber has several buds – those small spouts are called “eyes”. It’s from those buds that new potato plants can grow.